Jeff Smith, NY Jets, Car Accident, Injury
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New York Jets wide receiver Jeff Smith involved in car accident

Per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, New York Jets wide receiver Jeff Smith was involved in a car accident on his way to the Jets’ Florham Park facility on Wednesday morning. Though Smith missed the day’s practice, Dennis Waszak of the Associated Press has reported that Smith is “good” and “more upset about his new car.”

Smith is in the midst of his third season with the Jets after entering the league as an undrafted free agent out of Boston College in 2019. He earned 167 yards on 17 receptions over 12 games (4 starts) last season. His 2021 ledger includes 48 yards on a pair of receptions, including a 13-yard gain in last weekend’s loss in Denver.

The converted quarterback has also contributed on special teams, namely as a gunner on punt coverage.

ESPN’s Rich Cimini has reported that Smith suffered a concussion in the accident and will likely be unavailable for their next contest.

With Smith down, the Jets will likely be without two of their regular receivers, as rookie Elijah Moore likewise sustained a concussion on Sunday against the Broncos. Per Cimini, Smith was examined by team doctors when he got to the facility and was diagnosed shortly after.

The Jets return to MetLife Stadium this Sunday for a Week 4 showdown with the Tennessee Titans (1 p.m. ET, CBS).

Geoff Magliocchetti is on Twitter @GeoffJMags

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2 years ago

Timing is devastating for Smith, it looks like Mims will play the “ Z”. Fans will get what they want in Denzel. Unless, Vyncint Smith is brought up from the PS